From lake island getaways to beachfront sites, and leafy yet central amenity-laden parks, meet your match with these Hervey Bay campsites.
The small coastal city of Hervey Bay is a prime spot for adventure – swim with whales, take a scenic flight over neighbouring K’gari (Fraser Island), go on a jet skiing escapade along the placid coastline. And if you’re the type who likes to pair daytime adventures with nights spent sleeping under the stars, then try one of these Hervey Bay campsites out for size.
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BIG4 Hervey Bay Holiday Park
Situated in quiet Point Vernon, a coastal suburb of Hervey Bay, but just a 10-minute drive from the centre of town, this family-owned BIG4 park promises the best of both worlds. The grounds are fringed with foliage, and known for being spacious and quiet. Plus, if you’re in the mood for a little local stroll, it’s a two-minute walk to the Esplanade’s cycling and walking track, dotted with parks. Campers can take full advantage of the park’s undercover camp kitchen, barbecues, saltwater swimming pool, heated wading pool, kid’s playground and the TV/games room.
Address: 26 Corser Street, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655
Phone number: +61 7 4128 1423
Trinity Islands Holiday Park
Perhaps the most unique camping setting in the vicinity of Hervey Bay, the highly rated Trinity Islands Holiday Park is set around a 4.5-hectare lake, and features three islands, on which guests can camp. The camping sites are spacious, allowing guests plenty of lakefront serenity, and pets are welcome too. This Fraser Coast park is all about letting campers get back to the ‘good old days’ of camping in nature, with the lake at the centre of most activities: explore it by kayak or SUP, go for a swim, indulge in a spot of catch and release fishing, or relax at the park’s inland beach.
The holiday park also fronts the Burrum River – a great little spot for swimming and fishing – all just a 25-minute drive from the centre of Hervey Bay. But there’s no need to leave the camp’s grounds either: the park stocks ice, bait, drinks, a range of locally-produced goods and other essentials.
Address: 805 Burrum Heads Rd, Burrum River, QLD, 4659
Phone number: +61 1300 079 018
Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park
Location, location location: if you’re in the market for a beachfront stay then book into the Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park. The largest of Hervey Bay’s beachfront parks, it features all the facilities and amenities you’d expect from a holiday park (a camp laundry, a camp kitchen, barbecues, picnicking areas, a recreation room and a playground) as well as proximity to some excellent local attractions. Kids will adore the Wetside Water Park next door, which is free to enter, as well as the neighbouring all abilities playground. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy the vast range of shops, cafes and restaurants all on the park’s doorstep.
Address: 267 Charlton, Esplanade, Pialba, QLD, 4655
Phone number: +61 7 4128 1399
Discovery Parks – Fraser Street, Hervey Bay
Don’t let the lush green, tree-dotted landscape fool you – this verdant holiday park is in fact located in the thick of Hervey Bay, just a five-minute stroll from Torquay Beach and an easy walk to many local cafes and restaurants. It’s also got a wealth of amenities to offer campers beyond the standard camp kitchen and picnicking spots: play a few sets of tennis with the family, shoot some hoops with friends, let the kids loose on the giant bouncing pillow, splash around in one of the park’s two swimming pools, get competitive with a few rounds of table tennis or pool, or relax while watching a blockbuster in the movie room. Guests can also hire bikes and kid’s buggies.
Address: 20 Fraser Street, Torquay, Hervey Bay, QLD 4655
Phone number: +61 7 4124 9999
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Burrum Coast National Park
When you’re really looking to get away from it all, try camping on the Burrum Coast. It’s just over an hour’s drive north-west of Hervey Bay, but feels positively light years away. You can choose from two sections of the park to camp in: Kinkuna bush camping, or Burrum Point, both of which require a camping permit, and can be booked out well in advance, especially during peak season. And to reach either site, you’ll need a high-clearance 4WD. But the payoff for outdoorsy types is big. These little-known and hard to access campsites provide a bounty of tranquility, and plenty of natural beauty to boot. Both campsites are shaded by eucalypts and casuarina trees, and located behind foredunes, just a short walk to the beach. Burrum Point has only 13 sites to its name, and offers campers cold showers and flush toilets, while Kinkuna has some 40 sites, features picnic tables and allows campfires and generators (conditions apply).
Address: Burrum Coast National Park